Paul Robichaud

Title:Professor and Chair of English
Background:Chair, Department of English
Associate Professor of English
B.A., University of Western Ontario
M.A., University of Western Ontario
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Office:Weldon Hall, Room 104
Phone:(203) 773-8556

Teaching English at a liberal arts college means inviting students to engage closely with texts and helping them both to deepen their cultural understanding and to ask important questions about how language shapes our worldview. Students in my classes sharpen their reading and critical thinking skills, gain cultural insight, and improve their writing.

My current research focuses on the relationship between history, cultural identity, and poetic form in twentieth-century British and Irish poetry.


"'Some Wayward Art:' David Jones and the Later Work of Geoffrey Hill." David Jones: Christian Modernist? Ed. Jamie Callison, Anna Johnson, and Erik Tonning. Leiden: Brill, 2017.

"Avant-Garde and Orthodoxy at Ditchling." Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature. Special Issue: Catholicism and the Avant-Garde. 69. 3 Summer, 2017. 186-97.

"T.S. Eliot's Christian Sociology and the Problem of Nationalism." in T. S. Eliot and Christian Tradition, ed. Benjamin Lockerd. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (2014). 207-15.

"Louis MacNeice's Irish and Scottish Pasts, 1935-9." Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies. 6.1., 2013: 51-72.

Making the Past Present: David Jones, the Middle Ages, and Modernism. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2007.

"MacDiarmid and Muir: Scottish Modernism and the Nation as Anthropological Site." The Journal of Modern Literature. 28. 4. Summer, 2005. 135-51.

"Joyce, Vico, and National Narrative." The James Joyce Quarterly. 41. 2. Fall 2003/Winter 2004. 85-96.


Paul Robichaud